top of page

Espace San Bernardo




La Rosière

​La Thuile

Km piste
Min Height (m)
Max Height (m)
Sub Area
Multi-Area Collection


Espace San Bernardo is a sprawling ski area located in the Savoie region of France and the Aosta Valley in Italy. It encompasses the resorts of La Rosière in France and La Thuile in Italy, offering an expansive and diverse skiing experience. With the majority of the slopes above 2000m, the snow conditions come with a good gaurante. The ski area is known for its sunny weather, making it particularly appealing for those seeking bluebird days on the slopes. The resort also offers a range of off-piste opportunities for more adventurous skiers. 

La Rosière is a purpose-built ski resort that was established in the 1960s. It was designed with skiing in mind and offers convenient access to the slopes. The village has a modern feel, with a range of accommodations, restaurants, and amenities to cater to visitors. The ski area is directly accessible from the village, and it's the better choice for those with beginners as there's more green and blues connected close to resort level. 

La Thuile, on the other hand, has a more traditional village atmosphere. It dates back to the Roman era and has preserved its historical charm. The village features quaint cobblestone streets, traditional stone buildings, and a welcoming ambiance. Converse to La Rosiere, it's return runs are red and black. 

Après-ski in Espace San Bernardo is varied and caters to different preferences. 

La Rosière offers a vibrant nightlife scene with lively bars and restaurants where visitors can unwind after a day on the slopes. 

La Thuile, on the other hand, offers a more relaxed après-ski atmosphere, with cozy mountain huts and traditional Italian eateries providing a warm and inviting ambiance. 

In terms of ski-in/ski-out access, La Rosière offers better options, with several accommodations providing direct access to the slopes. 

In La Thuile, while it is possible to ski back to the village, it is not as prevalent as in La Rosière. 

Overall, Espace San Bernardo provides a fantastic ski experience with its extensive slopes, international flair, and a mix of modern and traditional alpine atmospheres. It is an excellent choice for skiers of all levels looking to explore the French-Italian border and enjoy a memorable winter holiday.

Related Areas

Pass prices
Piste Map
Transfer details
(Airports, trains, shared options)
Resort information
Local tips
Accommodation recommendations

piste map

Ski Pass

6 day pass
Euro / km




Closest Airports






Driving - La Thuile

  • 2hr - Turin

  • 2.5hrs - Geneva

Driving - La Rosière

  • 1.5 hr - Chambery

  • 2.25 hr - Grenoble

  • 2.5hrs - Geneva

  • 2.5hrs - Lyon

snowy alp mountain range.jpg


Direct Train
Train + Bus Option
Direct coach

Train Connections


Bourg Saint Maurice

For La Rosiere: Train to Bourg Saint Maurice

It is served by rail lines from Lyon Part Dieu, Paris or even Brussels and Amsterdam

  • 4hrs - Lyon (1 change)

  • 2hrs - Chambery 

  • 2.5hrs - Greonble (1 change)

  • 4hrs - Geneva

At Bourg change to a local bus or get a taxi


  • S80 - 40min

  • Sat and Sunday there's more departures

  • Weekday: 8am or 2pm

For La Thuile

The nearest train station is at Aosta - 2hrs direct from Turin

1hr taxi or

Seasonal direct buses (Details pending)

From Aosta there's local buses 581 (towards Courmayer) where you switch at Pré-Saint-Didie [40min]

From Pré-Saint-Didie you switch to go up the mountain to La Thuile [20min]

Arriva local buses

The easiest way to plan train travel is use The Trainline (click the logo below)

This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.

On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel

Book with

Coach Connections

For La Rosiere

Dart Bus

  • Geneva Airport to Bourg st Maurice

  • Saturdays

  • 2.5hrs

  • Timetable around flights

  • £87 return

Bens Bus

  • Grenoble or Lyon to Bourg Saint Maurice 

  • 3 hrs aprox

  • Saturdays and Sundays

  • 9th December 2023 until the 13th April 2024

  • Schedual depends on Flight arrivals

  • £74-83pp return

  • Check the site for the drop off locations 

At Bourg change to a local bus or get a taxi


  • S80 - 40min

  • Sat and Sunday there's more departures

  • Weekday: 8am or 2pm

For La Thuile 

  • Turin Airport

  • aprox 2.5h

  • Saturdays and Sundays 

  • 25 euro each way 

  • booking page

Accommodation options

Search using your prefered online travel providers, shop around for the best deal.

VRBO logo.png
trivago logo_edited.png

Ski Hire

bottom of page